May 21, 2024

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Tonopah, NV and the Investment decision Business Act

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Audience of this space could have famous my fondness for rural Nevada and the town of Tonopah in certain.   Tonopah owes its existence to the extensive silver and gold deposits that lay beneath it.  In 1900, rancher James Logan Butler identified a ledge of silver though monitoring down an errant mule.  Shortly Tonopah was a boomtown.  Wyatt Earp  moved there in 1902 and served as Deputy U.S. Marshall and saloon proprietor.  

The mining fortunes of  Tonopah aspect in Expense Company Act jurisprudence.   The Tonopah Mining Firm of Nevada had been incorporated in 1901, shortly following Jim Butler’s discovery.  Whilst Tonopah’s mines had been exceedingly loaded, they were not inexhaustible.  By 1947, they had mainly performed out.  That exact calendar year, the Tonopah Mining Company used below Section 3(b)(2) for an get declaring that it was not an financial investment organization. 

The Securities and Trade Commission denied the software, obtaining:

“At corporation the applicant was undoubtedly principally engaged in the mining small business.  It has because adjusted its character and it has develop into in large component a company engaged in the business of keeping and trading in securities. In recent a long time its holdings of financial investment securities have been such as to deliver it in the definition of an expenditure business contained in Part 3 (a) (3) of the Act.  Even though it has specialized in the securities of mining enterprises, it has not performed so with a watch to performing exercises command or engaging in the business enterprise of mining on the contrary it has assumed the posture of an investor.  About 94% of its total assets (unique of income and U.S. Governing administration bonds) are represented by financial investment securities and all of its net money is derived from fascination, dividends or buying and selling income in this kind of securities.

While it may possibly be correct that the administration hopes some day to purchase controlling pursuits and work out manage in present or new mining enterprises in which it is interested, we can not discover that applicant is at current mostly engaged in the organization of metallic mining.  Accordingly the application have to be denied.”

 In the make any difference of The Tonopah Mining Corporation of Nevada, 1947 SEC LEXIS 321.


“Incredibly hot dry and wind blown place I can hear you callin’ to me
Callin’ me back again to Tonopah”*

The town now options a unique mining park that consists of parts of Tonopah’s unique big mining companies (Tonopah Mining Firm of Nevada, the Montana-Tonopah Mining Corporation, the Tonopah-Belmont Improvement Organization, and the Tonopah North Star Tunnel and Improvement Enterprise).  People to the park can check out a stope, ore residence (grizzly), head (gallows) body, carpentry shop, hoist residence, and powder magazine. 

*Dave Stamey, Tonopah.

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